Sunday, January 02, 2011

Another List: A Long One

indieWIRE's 2010 Critics Poll is out. This is considered to be one of the respected end-of-the-year lists in American film journalism, compiled by indieWIRE every year, comprising of 125 film critics and bloggers. There are actually several categories. Check out the link.

The following is the result in the Best Film Category. I had added the reviews of the movies I have seen.

1 The Social Network:
2 Carlos:
3 Winter's Bone: A young girls takes the proverbial journey to the heart of darkness to find his father, dead or alive, to save her family of a catatonic mother and two young siblings.
4 Black Swan:
5 Everyone Else:
6 Dogtooth: Three children are raised in isolation, without any knowledge of the world by their parents to dangerous and haunting consequences.
7 The Ghost Writer: The biography of a former British Prime Minister is much more complicated than it seems.
8 Mother
9 I Am Love: A trophy wife and mother reclaims her life.
10 Another Year
Wild Grass: A chance find a woman’s wallet leads to life-changing consequences.
11 White Material
12 Exit Through the Gift Shop: A documentary about street artist Banksy, or is it really?
13 Toy Story 3:
14 Alamar:
The Kids Are All Right: Mid-life crisis in a lesbian family hits the roof at the arrival of the sperm donor ‘father’.
15 Greenberg:
16 Inception: A dream inside a dream inside a dream heist drama. Christopher Nolan’s latest mindfuck.
17 A Prophet: An Arab learns the rules of the underworld in a French jail.
18 Blue Valentine:
19 Secret Sunshine:
20 True Grit:
21 Shutter Island: Inmate of a mental asylum imagines that he’s a US Marashal send to crack a case in the island. Are things as simple as it seems?
22 Enter the Void:
23 Sweetgrass:
24 Fish Tank:
The Strange Case of Angelica:
25 Father of My Children:
26 Eccentricities of a Blonde-Haired Girl:
27 Our Beloved Month of August:
28 The King's Speech:
29 Around a Small Mountain:
30 Change Nothing:
31 127 Hours:
32 Boxing Gym:
33 Animal Kingdom:
34 Marwencol:
World on a Wire:
35 Life During Wartime:
36 The Oath:
37 Last Train Home: How the population from rural China build the capitals of modern, urban China at the expense of their own lives.
38 Red Riding Trilogy:
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: Comic book, video game aesthetics meets moving images. Cinema as a visual art kicks ass.
39 Lourdes:
40 Lebanon:
41 Inside Job:
Rabbit Hole:
42 Daddy Longlegs:
Never Let Me Go:
43 Trash Humpers:
44 The Illusionist:
45 Let Me In:
46 Please Give:
47 Four Lions:
48 And Everything Is Going Fine:
49 Jackass 3D:
50 The American:
51 October Country:
The Fighter:
52 Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench:
No One Knows About Persian Cats:
53 Catfish:
Tiny Furniture:
54 Ajami:
Splice: A pair of scientists create a monster and raise it as their baby
The Exploding Girl:
55 Ghost Town:
The Tillman Story:
56 Mademoiselle Chambon:
The Town:
57 Inspector Bellamy:
Soul Kitchen:
The Girl on the Train:
The Portuguese Nun:
58 Mid-August Lunch:
Mother and Child:
Red Riding: 1974:
59 Biutiful:
Film Socialisme:
Night Catches Us:
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo:
60 Amer:
Get Out of the Car:
I Love You Phillip Morris:
The Girl:
61 12th and Delaware
A Film Unfinished:
Prodigal Sons:
Step Up 3-D:
The Secret In Their Eyes:
62 Best Worst Movie:
Get Low:
Idiots and Angels:
Le Amiche:
The Art of the Steal:
The Square:
War Don Don:
63 Between Two Worlds:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I:
The Secret of Kells:
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger:
64 45365:
Audrey the Trainwreck:
Brooklyn's Finest:
City Island:
Down Terrace:
Nowhere Boy:
Solitary Man:
The Milk of Sorrow:
The Red Chapel:
The Two Escobars:
65 Double Tide:
Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno:
How To Train Your Dragon:
The Anchorage:
The Lottery:
Waste Land:
66 Anton Chekhov's The Duel:
Cairo Time:
Easy A:
George A. Romero's Survival of the Dead:
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work:
NY Export: Opus Jazz:
The Agony and Ecstasy of Phil Spector:
The Killer Inside Me:
67 Barking Water:
Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer:
Get Him to the Greek:
Kawasaki's Rose:
Monsters: Sin Nombre meets District 9 in Mexico. A long story in the sci-fi territory.
Prince of Broadway:
Red Hill:
William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe:
Youth in Revolt:
68 From Paris With Love:
Have You Heard From Johannesburg?
How Do You Know:
I'm Still Here:
It's Kind of a Funny Story:
La Mission:
My Dog Tulip:
REC 2:
Red Riding: 1980:
The Eclipse:
The Expendables:
The Good The Bad The Weird:
The Next Three Days:
The Thorn in the Heart:
The Way Back:
Wah Do Dem:
Waiting for Superman:

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